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Notes on… Valenciennes

Published on the 01 November 2007 à 08:44 by R.B

Valenciennes are secure in mid-table with a strong home record. However, the Nordistes have only taken 4 points on their travels this season…

5 wins: Toulouse 3-1, OM 2-1, Sochaux 3-1, Monaco 1-0 and Lorient 3-1.

3 draws: PSG 0-0, Metz 1-1 and in Lens 0-0.

4 losses: ASSE 3-1, in Le Mans 2-0, in Lille 3-0 and in Bordeaux 2-1.

14 goals scored: Audel 5, Savidan 3, Pujol 2, Roudet 1, Bezzaz 1, Chelle 1 and OG 1. 1 goal from outside the area and 13 from inside; 8 headed goals (the most in the league); 9 goals after crosses; 1 corner ; 1 goal from a free kick (Savidan). Audel scored a hat trick against Toulouse; Pujol and Savidan scored braces against Lorient OM. 8 goals in the first half.

14 goals conceded: 2 goals from outside the area and 12 from inside. 2 headed goals; 3 after crosses; 2 goals after free kicks; 2 penalties (Bordeaux and Lille). 10 goals in the first half.

19 players used: Penneteau has played every minute of all 12 matches. Savidan and Sanchez have played in all 12 matches.

13 yellow cards: Saez 3, Mater 3… 3 red cards: Saez, Rippert, Kombouaré. In their last 10 L1 matches against OL, Valenciennes won 2-1 in 1977-78; drew twice (in 80-81 and 75-76); and lost 7 times, including 2-1 last season.